Tembeling Natural Pool, Nusa Penida - The Forest Oasis
Tembeling Natural Pool is one of the most relaxing places to visit in Nusa Penida. Tucked away in the middle of the forest, Tembeling is a naturally formed pool with crystal blue waters. Here you can peacefully float on an inner tube, scale the surrounding rocks for a thrilling cliff jump, or lay by the quiet beach just a few stairs away. Here's everything you need to know for your visit.
How to get to Tembeling Natural Pool
Tembeling Beach & Forest is located on the southwest side of Nusa Penida, only 5 minutes away from the jaw-dropping Banah Cliff Point. When you arrive, you'll see a sign for Tembeling Beach & Forest. If you are going by scooter, drive along the dirt path through the forest until you see a sign that says "Parkir". Unfortunately, if you come here by car you'll have to walk this whole way. Once at the scooter parking area, there's only 230 more steps down to get to the pool itself!
Cost of Tembeling Natural Pool
There's free parking and free entrance here!
When to go to Tembeling Natural Pool
Any time of day is a good time to go! Unlike other Nusa Penida attractions, you don't have to worry about the tides or about avoiding huge crowds of tourists here.
As soon as we turned off the main road, the path to Tembeling was beautiful in itself. The narrow dirt road was surrounded by a dense forest of trees and hanging vines. We parked our scooter and continued down the many steps. The path was very steep and gravely here so we had to walk very slowly.
When we arrived at the pool we were the only ones there aside from a few locals manning a snack table. We weren't quite ready to get wet so we continued down to the beach. The beach is very rocky and the waves were huge. We wouldn't recommend swimming here but it was nice to have this little private beach to ourselves for a few moments.
When we ascended back up to the natural pool, there were several other people there. We guessed the pool was about 15 feet deep so you could dive off the front ledge of the pool. Some brave locals even climbed up the rock face behind the pool for a 15-20 foot cliff dive from there. We weren't so brave but maybe next time?